It was the first day of spring in upstate New York, and what did I see?
Clouds my husband (a weather "geek") calls "mares tails". Quoting from Wikipedia:
"Cirrus uncinus is a type of cirrus cloud. The name cirrus uncinus is derived from Latin, meaning "curly hooks". Also known as mares' tails, these clouds are generally sparse in the sky and very thin."
In sailor's lore, these clouds mean "prepare for a storm".
On this first day of spring, nature was wondering what had happened. After a mild February, we were covered in a record snowfall. Afterwards, the temperature had risen and the snow was melting, but winter was getting ready to return.
The trees, already budded out earlier than normal, had no choice but to wait it out.
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